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Old 09-07-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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I have a 97 2500 4x4, 7.4 eng, 373 locking Diff with the HD torsion bars. Have 2 stickers on door for GVWR8600/3901, GAWR FRT 4250/1928, GAWR RR 6000/ 2722 50psi frt 80 psi rr other sticker is GVWR 7900/3583 GAWR FRT 3730/1693, GAWR/RR 4410/2000, 40psi frt 50psi rr this stick said improved with 8 passgers and 200 lbs cargo.
I bought an arctic fox 25y GDWT 7000LBS, Dry hitch wt 760lbs GVWR 10000 lbs . I think max wt for us would be 8500lbs.
Hitch 3P pro pride 1400lbs. Thanks to all reviews here, I choose this hitch for sway and control.
I believe I am at max for this SUV. We live in Colorado and pull the mnts. What do you folks think? I would like a diesel but not yet. We go to pick up trailer in Washington late this month.
Should I put airbags on be for I go. Thanks for all you responses.

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I have a 97 2500 (SUV) 4x4, 7.4 eng, 373 locking Diff with the HD torsion bars. Have 2 stickers on door for GVWR 8600... other sticker is GVWR 7900...this stick said improved with 8 passgers and 200 lbs cargo.
First you need to have your dealer verify your GVWR. If it's 8,600 then there is a chance you can tow that heavy trailer without being overloaded.

Next load the SUV with all the people and things that will be in it when towing. Include the shank and stinger from your Propride. Go to truckstop that has a truck scale and fill up with gas. Then weigh the wet and loaded SUV. Subtract the weight of the SUV from the GVWR of the SUV and the answer is the maximum hitch weight you can have without being overloaded.

Divide that max hitch weight by 0.15 and the answer is the max GVWR of any TT you should buy for that tow vehicle.

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I bought an arctic fox 25y GDWT 7000LBS, Dry hitch wt 760lbs GVWR 10000 lbs . I think max wt for us would be 8500lbs.
My guess is that you'll be overloaded by the middle of your third RV trip.


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Hitch 3P pro pride 1400lbs.
That part you got right.


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I believe I am at max for this SUV.
More than max if you're the typical RVers that will load the trailer and SUV to the gunwalls.


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We live in Colorado and pull the mnts. What do you folks think?
You'll probably be fine as for as power to pull the load over the pass. Your problem will be overloaded suspension and brakes on the SUV.

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Should I put airbags on be for I go.
If you are going to bring back an empty trailer, then no need for air bags yet. But if you plan to load the trailer in WA and then go RVing on the way back to CO, then I'd install the air bags before you leave home. You're probably going to need them.
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Smokey,

Thanks for your reply. Just my wife and I in suv. The sub is rated at 10,000 for the 4.10 gear I have the 3.73 and they down rate to 8,000.

After reading posts about loading suv keep wt in front of rear wheels and I don't think we will go over 1500 lbs in trailer when loaded 500lbs water 1000lbs personal items. I have read many of your post and was hoping you would reply.

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2 different GVWR stickers for different tires available for the suv. Check tires for which sticker applies. If you need higher capacity, get the higher rated tires.
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In the post I did, they are the same size tires LT245/75 load E. The 2 stickers just show different PSI for FRT and RR tires.

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